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Chico Police set up perimeter in manhunt near Enloe Hospital

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Mar 05 2014 08:42:40 AM CST
Updated On: Mar 05 2014 11:13:59 AM CST
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CHICO, Calif. -

Police in Chico combed a neighborhood near Enloe Medical Center early Wednesday, searching for a wanted suspect who ran from officers.   Police set up a perimeter in the area of 4th Avenue and the Esplanade, and used a K-9 to search the area.

Police tried to pull over a car driving by 24-year-old Nitai Diniz  around 1:30 a-m.  According to Chico Police, Diniz is wanted in Florida for racketeering.

After a short chase, the suspect got out of his car made a run for it

Officers set up a perimeter in the areas of Magnolia, Esplanade, 3rd and 5th Avenues, but couldn't find the suspect.

Stay with KRCR News Channel 7 for updates.